The Co-op petrol filling station and food store at Coedpoeth near Wrexham has reopened after an extensive refurbishment.
The site underwent a near £2.5m investment which saw the replacement of tanks, pumps, forecourt and canopy, along with an extended food store with enhanced range and choice to better serve the community and visitors to the area.
Located in High Street, Coedpoeth, the new, larger, store supports up to 20 local jobs and includes increased customer car parking, coffee and an in-store bakery, alongside its focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas, food-to-go, wines, every day essentials and the Co-op’s new vegan brand, GRO.
Local supplier Village Bakery, which began in Coedpoeth, were at the launch to showcase their products. In addition, to mark St David’s Day, the Co-op’s Fresh 3 promotion will see leeks and potatoes from Pembrokeshire-based award-winning fresh produce provider Blas-Y-Tir and Welsh-grown daffodils on special offer in-store between February 12 and March 4.
The store also brings a funding boost though the Co-op’s membership scheme, where members receive a 5% reward when they purchase own brand products and services, with the Co-op giving a further 1% to local causes. And students holding the TOTUM card (the new name for NUS extra) can also pocket a 10% discount off their groceries.
Eddie Jenkinson, National Fuels Manager, Co-op, said: “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to make further significant investment in North Wales, overhauling the petrol filling station and enhancing the food store in Coedpoeth in order to better serve the needs of the local community. We are confident that the re-development and enhanced offer and facilities will benefit both the community and visitors to the area.”
Clywd Davies, Co-op Store Manager, said:
“It is our aim to establish the store at the heart of local life and contribute to the local community. The store has a great new look and range and we want to create a real community hub. It’s all about getting closer to our members and customers, providing what they want, need and care about, conveniently.
“We would like to thank our members and customers for their patience and understanding during the closure and extensive works – it is a major investment in the infrastructure which significantly enhances our offer locally to better serve the community moving forward.
“We are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new into the store. We also want customers to know that they can become a co-owner and member of their Co-op, and that the Co-op gives back to its members and the community – our members help us to make a difference locally, raising money for local causes simply by swiping their membership card when they shop with us.“
The Co-op picked up the Convenience Retailer of the Year and Food-to-go Retailer of the Year titles at the latest Retail Industry Awards. Co-op is owned by around 4.6 million active members, and alongside food, it operate funeral care, insurance, health and legal services.
More information about the Co-op is available by visiting https://www.coop.co.uk/